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Location Denmark, Ringkøbing Amtskommune,Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 50.00' East  56o 30.00' North
IBA criteria C2
Area 830 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Freshwater lakes in an area of heathland now largely converted to conifer plantations; some patches of heathland and tiny remnants of natural Quercus forest remain.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1988  145 individuals  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Flyndersoe and Stubbergaard Soe Major Conservation Area 1,670 protected area contains site 830  
Flyndersø og Skalle Sø - DK00EY029 Birds Directive 830 protected area overlaps with site 517  
Hjelm Hede, Flyndersø og Stubbergård Sø - DK00EY145 Habitats Directive 2,170 protected area overlaps with site 733  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  90%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
forestry 5%

Protection status National Partial International High830 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Flyndersø and Skalle Sø, 830 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flyndersø and Stubbergård Lake. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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